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“Trapped kitten” turns out to be abandoned newborn baby

by | Jan 13, 2016

Baby Boy miraculously okay

By Dave Andrusko

Safe and sound: The newborn baby boy found in Bandar Baru Bangi has been sent to the Kajang Hospital in Malaysia

Safe and sound: The newborn baby boy found in Bandar Baru Bangi has been sent to the Kajang Hospital in Malaysia

The initial detail is uncannily familiar. In this case it was a churchgoer in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia, returning from Saturday evening prayers who heard the sound of what he thought was a kitten trapped in a drain.

They “tried to open [the drain] and were shocked to discover the crying noise was coming from a plastic bag nearby, containing a baby boy,” reported the Daily Mail’s James Dunn.

Local police spokesman, Willey Richard, said the man who had heard the cries was on his bicycle at the time. He did not see anything but while returning to his bike, “he spotted something moving inside a white plastic bag on top of a concrete slab by the drain,” Nicholas Cheng of The Star reported.

He opened the bag, saw a baby inside covered in his own feces, and quickly returned to the house of worship “to inform the people there of what he had found,” according to Willey Richard.

The man’s father and a family doctor friend returned to inspect the child. “The doctor borrowed a pair of scissors from a neighbour and snipped the umbilical cord off the infant,” Cheng reported.

Miraculously, the baby is unharmed.

Police are trying to identify and locate the child’s parents.

The township of Bandar Baru Bangi, in the state of Selangor in Malaysia’s West Coast peninsula.

Categories: Infants